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Theater Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Internships in Theater.

Why a Theater Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of Theater within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international Theater internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations.  

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As a Theater intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including production support, backstage assistance, box office management, and more. Theater remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across many of our locations. 

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Advantages of a Theater Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international Theater work experience 
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program  
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship  
  • Apply with two career fields, not just Theater 
  • Customize your internship  
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Theater Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

Theater Technical/Production Internship with NGO Theater

This is one of New York’s leading not-for-profit theatres dedicated to multiculturalism, the development of new American musicals, and the training of inner-city young people. They produce quality musical theatre presenting different cultural viewpoints including African-American, Latino, European, and Jewish, while reaching out to underserved audiences. The theatre attracts actors and artists of distinction and reputation, while offering opportunities for new talent to learn and develop.

Intern tasks may include:
– Providing assistance during casting calls, rehearsal, and production
– Providing assistance to the various production departments (e.g., lighting, sound, scenery, props, etc.)
– Facilitating communication among production staff
– Clerical support of production needs (e.g., copying, distribution of changes in scripts and music, etc.)
– Box office, house management, concessions, etc.

Theater Operations Internship with New Irish Theater Company

This theatre company was founded in late 2010 by a group of theatre professionals. Rather than bemoaning their lack of employment, they decided to make their own and thus their company was born.

Intern tasks may include:
– Completing social media marketing
– Assisting with venue management and front of house duties; audio/visual assistance; and set, prop, and costume construction
– Responding to and growing client list leading up to a show, with an emphasis on targeted ticket sales
– Helping keep track of business partners and prospective patrons, with an emphasis on finding sponsorship in kind
– Proof-reading and checking marketing materials including copy and posters

Theater Internship with a Theatrical Production Company

Founded in 1997, this highly successful theatrical production company specializes in revivals of both dramas and musicals with a goal of encouraging new and young theatrical creatives so they can get the experience needed to advance their careers. The company is housed in an award-winning London fringe theatre whose mission is to create a successful fringe/pub/independent style theatre presenting all types of theatrical entertainment to an audience of all backgrounds.

Intern tasks may include:
– Helping with all aspects of production
– Assisting with paperwork
– Assisting the stage manager with the newest production
– Working face-to-face with audience members at the box office

Theatre Production Internship with Irish Dance Theatre

This dance theatre was founded in 1991. The Dublin-based ensemble mixes virtuoso Irish and international dancers with African and Middle Eastern refugees and torture survivors. They have pioneered dance in Ireland, a country known more for its literary traditions and text-based drama. The work is witty and theatrical, with startling imagery, and addresses ideas of diversity, love, and metaphysics. They tour to every part of Ireland and internationally.

Intern tasks may include:
– Assisting the Producer
– Helping with social media on company activities & working with social media manager
– Recording receipts and expenses for the financial manager
– Assisting at production rehearsals when necessary

Business Administration Internship with Theater Company

This organization provides opportunities for local residents to engage with the arts and a range of platforms for performance and artist development. Their activities include hosting live performances (throughout the year and during the Summer at the Roof Garden), delivering workshops and performance opportunities through their participatory theatre project and bringing people together for arts festivals and special events.

Intern tasks may include:
– Creating and developing marketing content, specifically for social media accounts
– Managing customer interactions when manning the box office, and other front of house duties, as necessary
– Arts Administration tasks: facilitating the day-to-day operations of the organization
– Assisting in operational duties such as budgeting, planning events, contracts, developing community interest, etc.
– Administering production support for rehearsal, including sourcing props/costumes, taking rehearsal notes, etc.
– Administering production support for shows/performances
– Assisting in venue management tasks to ensure the venue is prepared to host productions

Musical Theater Technical/Production Internship with Award Winning Company

In 34 years doing theater, this company has staged more than 200 shows, including its own productions and executive productions and distributions. The company has won more than 90 awards, including the 2005 MAX Award for best private production.

Intern tasks may include:
-Assistance during casting calls, rehearsal, and production
-Assistance to the various production departments (e.g., lighting, sound, scenery, props, etc.)
-Facilitating communication among production staff
-Clerical support of production needs (e.g., copying, distribution of changes in scripts and music, etc.)
-Box office, house management, concessions, etc.

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Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I think that every aspect of this program made my experience so great. For one, my host city was greater than I could have imagined it could be. It was so fun, charming, and inviting. I think that because it was on the smaller side it made exploring it more intimate and by the first 2 weeks you could really know your way around. Secondly, because my specific program was smaller, it was easier to connect with each of the fellow interns, and we all became very good friends in a short amount of time. I think it was the perfect amount of people. Lastly, the company that I worked for made me excited to come into work everyday and learn. I know that by talking to other interns, their jobs really made their experience as well.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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